After a boat-rocking pilot last year, Ricky Gervais‘ Derek is to return to Channel 4 with a full series next week. The show will be making its US premiere on Netflix later in the year.
This half hour “Making of” has a lot of Karl Pilkington highlights, as well as Gervais’ explanation of why Derek looks the way he does.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1ETtPDQrTzw
I can see exactly where the controversy comes from, but hearing Gervais explain his position, I wonder if this is more a case of good intentions gone awry than any kind of malice.
Indeed, it may even end up being a case of good intentions landing correctly. We’ll see next week.